This fortnight of CBR events include video games, 2min films, hip hop mashups and Scientology all to the soundtrack of cool 80s synth pop.


Friday, September 2

Sound of the 80s: The Fairlight Revolution, 7:30pm at National Film & Sound Archive 

The Fairlight CMI synthesiser has featured in many of your favourite 80s films no doubt. Come and meet the creators in this special Q&A event at the Arc Cinema.


Saturday, September 3

Enjoy some of the best live hip hop talent Canberra has to offer, all to the backdrop of the ‘hip hop music video’ throughout the years.


Wednesday, September 7

Jump Cuts, your local monthly screening, is back with its second edition. This month’s theme is ‘Introductions’ and filmmakers are invited to screen their freshly minted films of 2min or less.


Thursday, September 8

‘Eight’ Fundraiser Screening + Q&A, 6:30pm at National Film & Sound Archive

Fundraiser for Anxiety Recovery Centre Australia followed by a Q&A with Australian director Peter Blackburn. (Also screening Sep 9)


Friday, September 9

Tahira: Launch Party, 6:30pm at Reload Bar & Games

Canberra game development company, Whale Hammer Games, are launching their first Role Playing Game ‘Tahira’ in the city. Get down to Reload to have a celebrate and play the game.

Secret City Episodes 1 – 3, 7:30pm at ANU Film Group

Foxtel’s acclaimed political thriller series Secret City, which was filmed in Canberra, will be screening over two weeks at the ANU Film Group. Episodes 1 – 3 will be screening Sep 9 and episodes 4-6 will be screening on the following Friday (Sep 16th). 


Saturday, Sunday – September 10,11

Screening for one weekend only, see Louis Theroux’s debut feature documentary that uses reenactments of previous Scientology members’ experiences inside the church.